Monday Macros 1

The Corona virus is keeping us at home so I’ve decided to have some fun posting photos. These macros were taken around the yard today.

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Baby Possum

On 10th March I found a tiny baby possum on the ground, it made me feel sick seeing the little creature blindly scrabbling in the dirt. It didn’t look developed enough to be out of the pouch.  I couldn’t see a mother nearby but eventually did spot an adult on a branch further away. I knew the chances of survival were very small because I’d spoken to a Fauna Rescuer only days before about another, bigger baby. Eventually I decided to put the tiny one in the fork of a tree closer to the adult possum.

Tiny baby Ringtail Possum

 

I watched from a distance for a while but the adult made no move to come down to the baby. A while later I saw the adult climbing up in the tree canopy. I couldn’t bring myself to go and check on the baby at that time.

Last night, on the same branch that I’d seen the adult possum before, there was a mother Ringtail with two babies on her back. It thrilled me.

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Dehydrating Dragonfly?

It’s been so hot here that even this poor Dragonfly could only just hang on to its perch. After some gentle misting it looked better and eventually disappeared.

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Fergus -8 months

He certainly doesn’t look like a puppy anymore! When we’d be out walking our previous Westie crosses people would ask how old they were imagining that they were pups and they were always shocked to hear that they were actually old ladies. The opposite is the case now, people are stunned to hear that Fergus is only 8 months old.

Although I didn’t want to get him clipped, hoping that grooming him every night would be enough to keep his coat looking reasonable I’ve had to give in so he’s just had his first haircut.

Bird of Paradise flower

About five years ago I bought five plants expecting them to thrive since they seem to survive in the most neglected gardens. They haven’t grown well, I think at least one is not much bigger than when I planted it but at last there is a flower on one and another flower spike forming. I presume this one isn’t fully opened yet.

Also flowering at the moment is a self seeded Sunflower. I thought they all had black centres but apparently not.

Another flowering at the moment is a lovely little Bottlebrush, I find the buds fascinating.